Worship on the Sunday of the Baptism of Our Lord

Jan 7, 2024    Rev. Steve Albertin

Welcome to worship at King of Glory Worship and Ministry Center in Carmel, IN!

On this Sunday of the Baptism of Our Lord, let us worship the one in whose name we were baptized! Let us worship the one with whom God is well pleased!

We are in the season of Epiphany. The word epiphany means “revelation.” A light shining

into the darkness of this world is an image reflected each Sunday during this season.

Every week, as we sing The Epiphany Carol, the lyrics of the song will reflect the Gospel of

the day.

If you are able, we invite you to join us for communion where you are! You may use any kind of bread and either wine or grape juice, so that you may also receive the body and blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ.

We'll get started shortly! Feel free to chat with the community until then!

For the full order of worship, please go to https://cdn.subsplash.com/documents/3MJJJC/_source/e32bf544-5ef5-4e75-a756-da2b7c5dc72b/document.pdf

Today's Songs:

   - "Highest Place"

   - "Spirit Of The Living God"

   - "Epiphany Carol (Baptism of our Lord)"

   - "We Are An Offering" (ELW 692)

   - "Heaven Is In My Heart"

Today's Readings:

   - Acts 19:1-7

   - Mark 1:4-11

Today's Children's Message

   - Rev. Steve Albertin

Today's Message

   - "The Spittin' Image" - Rev. Steve Albertin

       - Children who resemble their parents we often describe as being in the “spittin’ image” of their parents.

       - In the Baptism of Jesus, a voice from heaven declares that Jesus is in the “spittin’ image” of God. When we look at Jesus, we see God.

       - Families are the most powerful forces in shaping the lives of children for good and for ill.

       - The deeper we dig, the more we can see how we are in the “spittin’ image” of our parents and our first parents, Adam and Eve. What we have received from them is not pretty.

       - We need to be born again into a new family. That happened at our Baptism when we became in the “spittin’ image” of God.

       - By submitting to John’s baptism, Jesus so loved the world that he carried us and everything that is wrong with our lives to the cross and in exchange made us in his “spittin’ image,” sons and daughters of God.

       - In the “spittin’ image” of God, we get to live our lives as Jesus did, giving ourselves away in the service of others.

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Go in peace and serve the Lord!

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